Modifications At Operating Nuclear Power Plants

by Thomas J. Duffy, Sargent & Lundy, Chicago, IL, USA,
Philip A. Gazda, Sargent & Lundy, Chicago, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Transition in the Nuclear Industry


In these days of continuing regulatory requirement changes and high interest rates, the engineering of structural modifications for operating nuclear power plants has taken on greater importance for most owners. The regulatory changes requiring structural modifications must be incorporated in a timely manner to permit continued operation of the plant. Also, many owners now consider plant betterment as the most economical means of making existing plants more efficient and ensuring their continued licensability. This paper will discuss the general types of modification work and the reasons for these modifications, and will review swome specific structural modifications and how they were accomplished.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Nuclear power | Owners | Project management | Electric power | Permits | Economic factors | Existing buildings

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